The United States Coast Guard visited Marshall Islands Jan 8-11, 2019 and conducted an Exercises Capacity Building Seminar. The team had conducted a seminar focused on drills in October 2018 and returned to continue the series. The Coast Guard Officers are International Port Security Specialists and they travel worldwide ensuring compliance with the InternationalShip and Port Facility Security Code, an international agreement to ensure that the world’s ports are secure against terrorism. 25 leaders from the Marshall Islands participated in the seminar, from multiple agencies. It was highly successful, with participants first learning how to design a tabletop exercise, which is discussion based. They successfully designed and executed two tabletop exercises evaluating security measures in the Port of Majuro.
“The event was an excellent opportunity for multiple interagency partners to continue their work together, which is very important since all responses to incidents require a great deal of cooperation”…..Graig Reilly, CDR – United States Coast Guard
The RMi Ports Authority would like to thank the following Law Enforcement and First Responders for participating in the Table Top Exercise:
Marshall Islands Police Department
Marshall Islands Police Department-Sea Patrol
Majuro Atoll Local Government Police
Kwajalein Atoll Local Government Police
National Disaster Managment Office
Ministry of Health and Human Services
Ministry of Transporation and Communication and Information Technology
RMI Ports Authority
By: Thomas Maddison
Matson’s New (revived) direct service Honolulu to Ebeye, Kwajalein, and Majuro…and return…starts November 4, 2018.
The RMI Ports Authority recently concluded an Energy and Carbon Foot Print Audit Processes & Staff Capacity Building re Energy Consumption, Green House Gas Emissions, and Cost Savings related to its Ports Facilities and Assets including the Amata Kabua Airport/ARFF Station, the Delap Dock and the Uliga Dock….Mr Bruce Rowse of 8020Green Company conducted the energy audit as commissioned by the Maritime Technology Cooperation Center (MTCC) Pacific, with support by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and with funding from the EU.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) FOR THE PROCUREMENT AND DELIVERY OF RUNWAY SWEEPER EQUIPMENT AT AMATA KABUA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMIPA), a Public Corporation of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (GRMI), hereby solicits proposals from qualified vendors to provide a proposal for the procurement and delivery of a Runway Sweeper Equipment for Amata Kabua International Airport (AKIA).
This procurement and delivery tasks will be performed and funded under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants issued respectively to the GRMI. Further details of this RFP may be obtained by submitting written interests to the following contact, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading, “The Procurement and Delivery of Runway Sweeper Equipment for Amata Kabua International Airport”:
Attn: Joe Tiobech, Director RMI Ports Authority
Amata Kabua Blvd., Delap Dock P.O. Box 109 Majuro, MH 96960
Proposals must be submitted to the above contact no later than 5:00 pm Majuro, Marshall Islands, local time, Friday, June 15, 2018 in order to be considered. This Request for Proposals does not commit RMIPA to award a contract, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a proposal based on this request, or to procure or contract for services. RMIPA reserves the right to reject any and all Request For Proposals submitted for any reason, if in RMIPA’s sole opinion to do so would be in RMIPA’s best interest.
After some 15-20 years, but close to 3 in the making, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority (RMIPA) is finally taking over the operations of our Ebeye Ports Commission (EPC) or also known as Kwajalein Atoll Ports Authority (KAPA). Big acknowledgement and credit goes to the good Lord Jesus Christ, first and foremost and then to the Kwajalein & Ebeye Traditional Leaders; Kwajalein Honorable Senators, Iroij Mike Kabua, Alvin T. Jacklick & David Paul; Hon. Mayor Hirata J. Kabua, his council members, City Manager Scott B. Paul; EPC/KAPA Board of Directors & Management (Ben J. Jacklick); RMIPA Board of Directors (current and previous) & Management (Capt. Joe Tiobech) and Carl S. Hacker from KADA and KADA Board of Directors. We would also want to acknowledge Minister of Transportation & Communication, Thomas Heine and Secretary, Phil Philippo.